The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution creates a bedrock for American values and the ACLU's mission.
The fundamental constitutional protections of due process and equal protection embodied in our Constitution and Bill of Rights apply to every person, regardless of immigration status.
Our goal: a Nebraska where LGBTQ+ people can live openly, where identities, relationships, and families are respected, and a state where fair treatment on the job, in schools, housing, public places, and health care do not depend on who you are or who you love.
The ACLU protects Nebraskans' right to participate in government meetings and obtain public records. A democracy cannot function without government transparency and the ability of the people to hold elected officials and other government actors accountable.
The policies and actions of the police are instrumental in deciding who gets stopped, searched, arrested, and funneled into the criminal legal system; indeed, the United States' overincarceration crisis begins at the front end of the system.
From densely populated urban centers to vast open areas of land, Nebraskans value their privacy. Laws and government practices that violate your privacy rights can come from Congress, but they can also be violated and protected by state and local government.